Thursday, December 29, 2016


Rev. 3:2b  "I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive--but you are dead.  Now wake up!  Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is at the point of death.  Your deeds are far from right in the sight of God."

It's time to wake up!  Appearing to be right with God and being right with God are two totally different things.  We can put on our Christian faces while being out of fellowship with God.  We can even fool ourselves into thinking we are right with God when we are not. 

We need to be honest with ourselves about who we really are in God's eyes.  We need to get back to the basics and examine ourselves in light of God's Word.  Are we living what we profess to believe?  Are we striving to live pure and holy lives before God?  Are we submissive to Him and striving to serve Him?  Is the Lord the driving passion of your heart?  Are you ready to stand before Him today and give an account of your life?

If you have faith in God, strengthen your faith today; if you don't, it may very well die out.  Get into God's Word and let it captivate your soul and mind.  Learn what it says and prayerfully seek to apply it to your living.  Renew your commitment to prayer.  Spend all the time that you need in prayer to know that the Lord is near.  Learn to trust the Lord in all things.  Take Him at His word and do not doubt.  Let the Lord stretch your faith and make it stronger.

Make sure your heart is right with God today and your deeds will be right before Him.  He will be well-pleased with your living when your heart is right with Him.  If your heart is not right before Him, what you do won't matter.  God will not acknowledge the works of those out of fellowship with Him.

Confess your sins to the Lord today, ask Him to forgive you, and change your ways.  Your eternity may very well depend on it.  If you wait, tomorrow may be too late.

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